How to Join / Applications & Fees

Application Processing

Please submit your application by email or post to your IACLE nearest Country/Regional Coordinator:

Asia Pacific Countries:

Europe/Africa/Middle East:

North America:

Central /South America:

Inquiries can also be sent to our Secretariat:

Application Forms

Applications are fillable PDFs – download, save, reopen, insert data, save and email to the appropriate IACLE Administrator.

Processing of applications can be done in a timely manner when all required information is received. Once you are confirmed eligible you will be asked to proceed with making your online membership payment.

Annual Membership Fee

We calculate the membership fees based upon what we call the “Purchasing Power Parity” or “PPP Grouping” which is a pricing structure based on country economic demographics.

To figure out the membership fee which applies to you please click here and follow the instructions for locating your country (the country you live in on a permanent basis) within the “PPP Grouping”. Once you have your “PPP Group” number you need to refer to the table below and choose the membership category you classify for.

Example, a person from Russia wants to join IACLE as a full member.  The person would search for Russia under the EAME region in the PPP list and find that Russia is classified in PPP Group 2.  Referring to the table below they must choose the appropriate membership type, in this example, Educator Member. Therefore their annual membership fee is US$60.

Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) Level
EDUCATOR MemberUS$30US$60US$100
ASSOCIATE MemberUS$45US$90US$150

Payment Processing Options


Members are provided with an email containing a link to a secure site to pay by credit card (Visa or MasterCard only). We use a Canadian e-commerce company called PSiGate who processes payments.

If you experience any problems paying, please contact your bank first as you may need to seek clearance for the transaction to be approved by your bank.

The following alternate payment methods are available – please note using any of these options require extra action


Can be made in person at your local IACLE office (please do NOT mail/post cash).

BANK TRANSFER (fee applies)

Some offices have a local bank account such as our offices in India, Korea and China. All other transfers must be sent to our head office account in Canada. Please note that IACLE is charged approximately $30 in bank fees on all wire transfers received in our Canadian bank account. Therefore, transferring funds to this account incurs a $30 fee on top of your invoice total.

Example – if your annual fee is $100, you are required to send $130 in total.  Sending just $100 via direct transfer will result in an insufficient amount being received by IACLE.

A payment description such as your first and last name must be provided and we also request an email be sent to us informing on the day the transaction was made and the amount sent. If we do not receive notice (email) or a name is not provided with the transaction we may not be able to assign the payment to a particular member and you will continue to receive invoice reminders.

Bank account details are available upon request:


Made out: International Association of Contact Lens Educators

Sent to Bonnie Boshart at: PO Box 2946, Elora, ON N0B 1S0, Canada. 

Please notify us by email once you have posted your cheque, the amount and who the renewal is for.


IACLE does not provide refunds for change of mind or if a member chooses to cancel their membership and or participation in any of our paid programs (Fellowship Exam and Student Trial Exam).